Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from seventy recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.

This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Vancouver Immigration Law Blog  2. Henry J. Chang’s Canada-US Immigration Blog 3. Canadian Securities Law  4. National Magazine Blog  5. Library Boy

Vancouver Immigration Law Blog
What To Do About 20,000 High Risk International Students? – Government Policy Making and it’s Important Implications

Based on the most recent publicly-available figures, as of 31 December 2014, there were somewhere in the neighbourhood of 336,502 international students with valid permit in Canada (see: November 2015, IRCC Presentation). From an internal policy document obtained through Access to Information (“ATIP”), we know that prior to the national launch of the Designated Learning Institution (“DLI”) Compliance Reporting Portal on (“DLI Portal”) on 15 April 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (now “IRCC”) estimated that there were 20,000 students identified as high risk. …

Henry J. Chang’s Canada-US Immigration Blog
Canada Implements Leniency Period for Electronic Travel Authorization until Fall 2016

As previously mentioned, on April 1, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada published regulations implementing its Electronic Travel Authorization (“eTA”) program. The eTA program was modeled after the U.S. Electronic System for Travel Authorization, which is a mandatory registration required for foreign travelers who wish to enter the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. Once implemented, it will require most visa-exempt foreign nationals who travel to Canada without a temporary resident visa (“TRV”) to obtain an eTA. …

Canadian Securities Law
Canadian mandatory central counterparty clearing proposal limited to significant market participants

The Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) second version of proposed National Instrument 94-101 Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing of Derivatives (the Clearing Rule) and proposed Companion Policy 94-101 (the Clearing CP) limit their application to direct clearing participants (and their affiliates) and major swap market participants. …

National Magazine Blog
Legal Futures round-up: March 14, 2016

Other than today’s news that Deloitte Canada is acquiring Conduit Law, CBA’s Legal Futures Initiative and the Canadian Bar Review hosted a symposium on March 4, called Transforming Legal Education and Training in Canada: Learning Across Life Stages. The event brought together legal educators, students, and practitioners for a day of brainstorming. …

Library Boy
2016-2017 Reports on Plans and Priorities for Canadian Judiciary

The 2016-2017 Reports on Plans and Priorities (RPPs) were tabled earlier this week in the House of Commons on behalf of federal government departments and agencies. These RPPs set out departmental/agency priorities, provide performance measurement indicators, and explain expected results. …

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